New open access book out! Transport in Human Scale Cities

We have published a new open access book Transport in Human Scale Cities, which deals with sustainable urban transport

Sustainable urban transport is one of the biggest challenges facing cities worldwide. This means carbon neutrality, but also taking better into account the needs of people and their preferences and needs.  The new book deals exactly with that.

The new book offers fresh perspectives for both practitioners and researchers how to make cities and the transport in them more human-scale in order to meet the demands of the current sustainability crisis and the COVID19 pandemic.

The book provides multidisciplinary perspectives for the development of urban and transport planning processes with a human-scale approach, considering new data and methods and recognizing the diversity of needs of people. We hope that it brings new perspectives to all interested in urban transport.

The parts of the book include

I: Introduction

II:  Understanding human scale transport in cities

III: Responsible innovation practises for human scale cities

IV: Potentials for developing planning processes for human scale cities

V: Conclusion

The book is edited by Miloš Mladenović from Aalto University, Tuuli and Elias from the Digital Geography Lab and Karst Geurs from the University of Twente. Individual chapters are authored by over 50 Network on European Communications and Transport Activities Research (NECTAR) researchers representing various scientific fields and Universities.

The book originates from the NECTAR conference Towards Human Scale Cities – Open and Happy, which was organized by our Digital Geography Lab in 2019 in Helsinki. It collects together some of important works of the conference.

Our book is a testament to openness. It is open to all interested, from planners to students and citizens. We are very thankful to the NECTAR network, Aalto University, University of Helsinki and the Finnish Cultural Foundation who financially supported the openness of conference and have enabled the openness of the book.

The book is dedicated to the memory of dr. Moshe Givoni, lecturer at Tel-Aviv University, whose ambition was to continuously promote research and better policy making to transform our urban mobility systems.